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CIC Victoria: Canada’s contentious maritime boundaries: the West coast and Arctic

February 22, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EST


Canada has had a number of boundary disputes with the United States over the years, with many of these having been resolved through diplomacy and negotiation. These include historic disputes on the west coast of Canada and in the Arctic, some of which remain in dispute. Join Robert Hage, formerly Director General of the Legal Bureau at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Canada’s representative to the UN Conference on the Law of the Sea, who will discuss current disputes with the US on the west coast and Arctic, and the implications that these disputes have for Canada in terms of sovereignty and economic development.

Speaker’s Biography
Robert Hage was a Canadian diplomat for 38 years, notably as Canada’s Ambassador to Hungary and Slovenia, Director General for Europe and Director General for Legal Affairs. He also served in Canada’s Embassies in Washington, Lagos, Paris and as Deputy Head of Canada’s Mission to the European Union in Brussels. He was Principal Counsel for the Canada-USA Free Trade Agreement, Counsel on the Environmental Side Agreement to NAFTA and representative for Canada at the UN Conference on the Law of the Sea. Bob is a graduate of University of Calgary and obtained law degrees from the University of Toronto (LL.B) and University College London (LL.M). He also attended the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris. He currently teaches in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.

Event Partner
Union Club of BC

Date and Time
Wednesday February 22, 2017
11:30am to 1:30pm

Union Club of BC
805 Gordon Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 1Z6

CIC Member  $30
CIC Student Member $10
CIC Young Professional Member $20
Non-Member  $40
Non-Member Student  $20

Event Contact
Paula Skippon | cic.victoria.sec@gmail.com


February 22, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm EST